“If I’m in a meeting I just see the problems differently and I obsess about things differently. Some bits of work need to be sweated over and cried over and crafted. Because I’m dyslexic, sometimes, when it requires a load of stuff to be done, I just do it. It’s like I’m a massive ten-tonne boulder rolling down the hill.” —RadioTimesJamie Oliver
“If we teach them before year 5 we all win, the dyslexic gets to learn and society has less hurt people”– Albert Einstein
“Dyslexia is not a pigeonhole to say you can’t do anything. It is an opportunity and a possibility to learn differently. You have magical brains, they just process differently. Don’t feel like you should be held back by it.”Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice
“The advantage of dyslexia is that my brain puts information in my head in a different way.”Whoopi Goldberg, Actress and Singer
“I myself cannot spell. Have never been able to. I do not pay attention to spelling and mix letters.”-Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway
“If anyone ever puts you down for having dyslexia, don’t believe them. Being dyslexic can actually be a big advantage, and it has certainly helped me.”Richard Branson, Virgin CEO
“Dyslexic kids are creative, ‘outside-the-box’ thinkers. They have to be, because they don’t see or solve problems the same way other kids do. In school, unfortunately, they are sometimes written off as lazy, unmotivated, rude or even stupid. They aren’t. Making Percy dyslexic was my way of honoring the potential of all the kids I’ve known who have those conditions. It’s not a bad thing to be different. Sometimes, it’s the mark of being very, very talented.” —RickRiordan.comRick Riordan
“One of the greatest struggles for me was that I couldn’t write fast enough for the words, so I would have all these ideas and things that I want to put down on the page and I could never get them down, and when eventually I did, it wasn’t quite as it had been in my mind. It’s still a problem now because even when I’m talking my mind moves faster than the words can come out.”Orlando Bloom, Actor
“As a boy, I wasn’t very bright. I didn’t even know the time of day I was in school. I think I had dyslexia or some learning disability. I certainly didn’t fit in anywhere. The years passed and a feeling of failure was always with me until by accident I came across this career, and look at what has happened! Of course, I don’t regret anything because, in the long run, look what I’ve accomplished.”Sir Anthony Hopkins
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About the Author Meredith Cicerchia Meredith Cicerchia is a teaching affiliate at the University of Nottingham. “9 Quotes about Dyslexia.” Touch-Type Read and Spell (TTRS), 15 Aug. 2020, https://www.readandspell.com/quotes-about-dyslexia.